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[UPDATE] Galaxy S And Tab Will Probably Get Ice Cream Sandwich “Lite”

Update: reader msgfromside3, who speaks Korean, pointed out that the "Value Pack" is supposed to be ICS-based, but with some features removed. So both Galaxy S and Tab will almost definitely get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, possibly with a "lite"-version of TouchWiz. The article also mentions that Samsung considered porting ICS plus full TouchWiz, without...

TWRP Installer For Kindle Fire

If you own a Kindle Fire and want a tool for installing TWRP, look no further. XDA Senior member Vashypooh has written a Windows utility to do just that. Once you have the custom recovery that is TeamWinRecoveryProject (or TWRP for short), you can flash anything that you want and get permanent root access. The tool requires BurritoRoot...

Nova Launcher Beta (ICS-based) for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

For those of you wishing to try an alternative ICS based launcher, take a look at XDA Senior member [email protected]'s latest offering. Nova Launcher is a launcher replacement based on the stock ICS Launcher and hence will only run on phones already running ICS. Nova Launcher can install alongside the stock launcher and should work on any...

Motorola ACTV Android Wristwatch Gets Root

So you've been rooting (quite literally) for one of those things on the right? The Motorola ACTV, which was introduced alongside the Droid RAZR back in October, is designed as a GPS tracker with built-in "smart" MP3 player, wearable on your wrist (read: it's a watch). Naturally, it comes with a locked down and heavily...

LG GT540 Optimus Gets ICS

In this time of bleeding edge performance, older devices fall by the wayside as newer, better versions are released. The day a phone is sent to the low activity forum of XDA, is the day that the community officially aknowledges the end of a device's useful life cycle; it means that development has slowed to...

Samsung Backtracks, Is Reviewing Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S and Tab After All

After announcing last week that two of its most popular devices of 2010, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, wouldn't get official updates to Android 4.0, Samsung seems to be backtracking and reviewing the viability of these updates, according to MSN Korea (via The Verge). Despite continuing to emphasize the limitations of only 512 MB RAM,...

Kindle Fire Gets Ice Cream Sandwich, Pre-Alpha

For those of you who don't fancy running Amazon's heavily modified Android version, even with root, there's a new option on the horizon: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After forum member g1011999 manged to get it booting three weeks ago, JackpotClavin, who's also responsible for the Kindle Fire's CyanogenMod 7 port, has posted a working...

First Version Of Trebuchet CM9 Launcher Available

It's been known for some time now that the ICS-based CyanogenMod 9, which is still in its early alpha stages, will be replacing ADW with its own launcher dubbed Trebuchet. The developer, nebkat, has recently started a thread in our forums where everyone can download the latest development version of the new launcher, report bugs and...

LG Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade Schedule, Begins In Q2 2012

LG has announced their schedule for Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Similar to Samsung and Sony Ericsson, only their 2011 models will get the official update to Android 4.0. The rollout will begin in the second quarter of 2012 with the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, LG Optimus 2X, LG Optimus Sol, LG my...

CommMgrPro for Android: Full Control at Your Fingertips

For those of you who don't remember CommMgrPro, allow me to refresh you memory: it's a Windows Mobile app (no not Windows Phone, Windows Mobile as in that ancient operating system that floats around here on XDA from time to time) that allowed its users to setup complex, detailed scheduling of their device. The user...

Hidden Settings App For Nook Tablet Allows You To, Well, Access Hidden Settings

A few days ago, we reported how an OTA update for Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet fixed a hole that allowed you to sideload apps. It worked like this: After pointing the browser to an APK and downloading it, a notification will pop up. When trying to install the APK with "Package Installer", a hidden settings...

Dell Streak 5 Gets Official Gingerbread

Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of Android, but who cares? For owners of the Streak 5, which has been discontinued and since left neglected with Froyo, Gingerbread is better than nothing. Luckily, forum member neocoritol has found an update lying on Dell's servers. Head over to the forum thread to download the PKG, and...